Venus in 3rd house unites with the energies of Mercury-ruled Gemini. As the 3rd zodiac sign, Gemini naturally represents the 3rd astrological house and therefore shares similar energies with it.
It is important to note that the positive placement of Mars, Mercury, and the 3rd house lord carry an important role in amplifying the favorable effects or saving from negative results of Venus in the 3rd house.
The above-mentioned planets are linked to the 3rd astrological domain because of sharing some similar significances. Namely, Mars is linked to the 3rd house because it signifies valor, courage, passion, enthusiasm, risks, and power to take action. Mercury shares the common significances of mental intelligence and communication with the 3rd house.
Therefore, in addition to Venus in the 3rd house, the condition of the above-mentioned planets should be analyzed in order to determine additional effects regarding significances correlated to a specific planet.
The 3rd house ruler becomes a guide to Venus in this house. Hence, it is also important to consider the condition of the 3rd house ruler in order to determine deeper outcomes of the effects provided by Venus in the 3rd house.
Additionally, the majority of results are also determined by the zodiac sign in which the Venus resides in the 3rd house.
Results of Venus in 3rd House
What does Venus in the third house mean? Third house Venus indicates having a high amount of success by determination and persistent effort. Furthermore, if the 3rd house lord is well placed (sign-wise), then siblings of people with this combination are blessed to be fortunate. Whereas ill-positioned 3rd lord indicates the opposite for siblings. This statement bases on classical astrological scriptures.
From the 3rd house, Venus casts its aspect on the 9th house of fortune, morals, and righteousness (Dharma). The primary indication of this connection is the deep desire to communicate about truths, morals, and righteousness. It provides the ability to understand and learn higher wisdom.
Venus as the ruler of the 7th zodiac sign of balance, Libra, indicates that these natives are fond of fighting for justice, truth, and equity and this influences their dignity and sense of righteousness positively.
The 3rd house represents younger siblings in particular. Venus, a feminine planet in this house indicates younger sisters to the native. Venus is a planet of lavish and sweet lifestyle which describes the lifestyle of younger siblings. Siblings of the native will strive for a luxurious and comfortable life.
The 3rd house is considered a house of hardships, where the valor and courage of natural malefic planets are required leaving benefic sweet and soft planets partly ineffective in the considered house.
Accordingly, Venus decreases the amount of aggression of the native with this combination. However, native is willing to solve problems with rational argumentation.
With that being said, the courage of these natives with a dignified Venus in the 3rd house manifests in the form of a sweet and gentle approach to difficulties.
With a dignified Venus, thee natives are successful in overcoming obstacles using softer rather than forceful tactics.
Alternatively, an undignified Venus in this house decreases the amount of courage and valor.
Struggle For Comforts
Venus is a planet of comforts, conveyances, and luxuries that loves and adores a lavish lifestyle. At the same time, Venus is a gentle feminine planet that desires to attain easy prosperity and enjoy all benefits of comforts without a struggle.
Accordingly, Venus feels uncomfortable in the difficult 3rd house which requires struggle and hard work. Hence, in order for the native with this combination to be satisfied regarding comforts, they must put in hard efforts and develop their skills consistently to enjoy a lavish lifestyle.
While Venus does not feel comfortable in this house, the native is capable of attaining a comfortable life if the planet is strong and well placed in this house and supported by a strong 3rd house ruler which directs the efforts of 3rd house Venus efficiently on fruitful pursuits.
If Venus is undignified while 3rd lord is strong, it indicates that the native attains their ambitions and lavish desire through deception and frauds. However, later they lose everything that is obtained by unacceptable means suddenly.
If Venus is strong and dignified while the 3rd ruler is weak or fallen, it indicates using the skills, benefits, and talents on immoral pursuits. This leads to downfalls, losses, and disasters.
On a positive side, this combination produces a softspoken person with polite speech. As the 3rd house represents the local community and network, the native is likely to be surrounded by soft-spoken people like the native itself.
On the contrary, a fallen or undignified Venus indicates developing very bad speaking habits with rude intonation mainly because of high vulnerability to the opinions or criticism of others.
Enthusiasm & Motivation
If Venus is dignified and strong in this house, it provides the native with the necessary passion and motivation in order to prosper activities that are related to beauty, art, literature, publishing, etc.
A strong Venus gives them the necessary enthusiasm to develop their natural skillsets and talents to prosper in life. The enthusiasm promotes motivation to take action.
Additionally, if the 3rd house lord itself is well-placed, it improves the positive effects of the 3rd house.
As per the basics of astrology, a strong 3rd ruler also promotes auspicious results of this combination. As a result of this, the native becomes prosperous and attains lots of fortune using their skills and talents.
However, if Venus is undignified in this house, it indicates that the natives lack the ability to take action because of being tied up in their comfort zone too much.
In fact, Venus loves comforts and when it lacks initiative power or courage to take action, they can remain in their comfort zones without taking action to attain their ambitions and passionate desires.
The 3rd house signifies skills of hands, such as handicrafts. While Venus leaves the physical strength and vigor out from the equation, it strongly supports great skills related to the significances of Venus.
The skills can be anything related to Venus from arts to literature, as the 3rd house also represents communication (written and verbal). If a holistic birth chart allows, there will be plenty of wealth gain through the skills of hands and communication.
Furthermore, as the 3rd house is the house of risks/action, Venus here promotes success in ventures related to this planet, such as jewelry, arts, poetry, literature, music, etc.
It is advised to refrain from ventures that require physical endurance and effort, except if associated with strong Mars and the activity includes beauty, such as dancing.
Dominant & Ambitious Spouse
In the birth chart, Venus denotes characteristics of spouse and nature of marriage. As the 3rd house influences Venus, it indicates that the spouse of the native is very ambitious, skilled, talented, and passionate.
In fact, the 3rd house belongs to the triangle of desires (Kama Trikona), which indicates a wife with high demands and passions.
A dignified Venus in the considered house is capable of blessing a wealthy spouse. That is because a strong Venus indicate that they are blessed with strong natural talents. They are able to use these talents while putting in lots of effort to attain their goals and ambitions.
With that being said, a strong Venus also makes the spouse of the native valorous and initiative. As the native is rather soft in nature, the wife will definitely dominate the native.
On the contrary, an undignified Venus indicates that the spouse of the native is hypocritical, ungrateful, secretive, and deceptive. They are unable to control their passions.
The 3rd house denotes skills, natural talents, and hobbies. At the same time, Venus signifies beauty, glamour, and hobbies related to design, beauty, dancing, modeling, etc.
Accordingly, with Venus in this house, the native is endowed with Venusian skills and natural talents. These talents can be anything related to beauty from dancing sports to interior designing.
Fond of Traveling
The 3rd house also denotes all kinds of short-distance travel that are linked to the past time activities, hobbies, career, or business of the native.
Accordingly, this combination indicates that the interests related to Venus prompt the native to undertake many short distance journeys which are usually very fulfilling and refreshing.
Improve 3rd House Venus
How to strengthen Third House Venus? According to Lal Kitab, the positive effects of the considered combination can be promoted if giving proper attention and respect to the spouse and avoid flirting with other people.
According to this classical source, this combination gives mixed results. The negative results are provided because a natural benefic planet Venus finds it hard to resonate with the environments of the malefic 3rd house.
Therefore, in this classical source is mentioned that individuals with this combination are miserable and anxious. That is because the natural benefic planet Venus dislikes working hard. This becomes the cause of some dissatisfaction from this combination because this combination still forces the natives to put in a hard effort to succeed.
In fact, after putting in some hard work and becoming determined to attain their goals, these natives prosper and succeed, as per Bhrigu Sutras.
As an effect of the influence of a natural benefic over the 3rd house, the native is blessed with a small number of younger siblings. These natives are also said to be very tolerant and soft in nature.
Moreover, if the 3rd house ruler is strong by being placed in its own or exaltation sign, the effects of this combination improve. Namely, as a result of support from a strong guide of Venus in the 3rd house, there will be an increase of younger siblings.
However, if the 3rd house ruler is in any of the malefic houses (6, 8, 12) or associated with a malefic planet, it indicates that the native is bereft from happiness from siblings. There is detachment/separation with them or some general disharmony caused by dominance issues.
According to Brihat Jataka, Venus in 3rd house makes the native mean and stingy in communication.
This effect is provided by an undignified Venus in the given house, which signifies communication in general. At the same time, Venus is a soft and gentle planet that becomes stressed and alert in the malefic 3rd house.
As a result of this, these natives express their miseries through the rigid and ungenerous style of communication.
In Phaladeepika there is stated that their ungenerous nature causes being disliked by others. This trait makes it hard to find a suitable life partner.
An undingified Venus also causes lack of fortune, riches, and happiness of comforts in life.
That is because of the aspect of a weak Venus upon the 9th house of luck and fortune. Additionally, Venus is the planet of luxuries and comforts, the weakness of which in this house indicates unhappiness due to lack of comforts in life.
Saravali states that this combination indicates being unfortunate and miserable. This can be due to a lack of motivation and courage to push forward, overcome obstacles and enemies as Venus in 3rd aspects the 9th house of fortune.
The lack of dynamism and drive also indicates that the spouse of the native is very domineering and outscores the native with skills and initiative power.
This effect can manifest if Venus is undignified while not receiving support from a strong Mars through aspect or conjunction.
However, there is one savior, which is Mars, the significator of 3rd house. If Mars is strong and well-placed, it protects from negative results by providing will-power and motivation to succeed.
According to Chamatkara Chintamani, this combination provides a bitter character to the native who dislikes the company of the opposite gender.
As a result of the influence of a benefic planet Venus upon the 3rd house, the native will not be separated from their siblings.
The native has the capability to beget progeny but will have certain concerns about them. These natives are rather passive and tend to lack valor.